DON’T BE LATE FOR STARTING SCHOOL
Bedford Borough Council is urging parents to apply for a
'Starting School' place as soon as possible.
Last year, Bedford Borough Council received 211 late
applications. As a result, some children were not able
to go to their preferred school.
The Council is reminding everyone that submitting a late
application significantly reduces their child’s chance of an offer
of a place at one of their preferred schools.
Cllr Henry Vann, Portfolio Holder for Education at Bedford
Borough Council, said: “It is really important that people submit
applications to schools on behalf of their children on time - this
will ensure the fairest possible distribution of school places. We
help to secure preferred placements as much as we can and we
encourage parents to make an application soon to avoid any
If you are a parent or carer of a child born
between 01/09/09 and 31/08/10, then you need to apply for a school
place before the 15 January 2014.
You can apply online via www.bedford.gov.uk/onlineadmissions.
Before you apply, please read the ‘Starting School’ booklet which
can be found at www.bedford.gov.uk/admissions